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. the king of conservative talk radio on president obama. on the state of the gop. why aren't people turning to the republicans? and on himself. what did you learn? rush limbaugh in a "fox news sunday" exclusive. then, big governors races tuesday on virginia and new jersey. carl cameron has the latest from both battle ground states while major garrett looks at what the election means for the obama white house. and house democrats commit to health care reform with a government option. we'll ask our sunday group, brit, mara, bill and juan, if it will become law. all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in wash. there's news out of afghanistan, abdullah abdullah has dropped out saying karzai refused to reform the election process to prevent more massive fraud. we'll have more on that story later. now to our interview with rush limbaugh. whether you love him or can't stand him, he is a major player on the american political scene. for three hours a day, five days a week, he tells listeners exactly what he thinks on more than 600 radio stations across the country. we trav
. also, what does double-digit unemployment mean for the obama agenda? we'll ask our sunday panel, hume, miasson, kristol and powers. hello again from fox news in washington. we are following two major stories this sunday. we'll get to the deadly massacre at fort hood in a few minutes. but first, late saturday night, the house approved its version of health care reform with just two votes to spare by a margin of 220-215. fox news chief washington correspondent jim angle has the story from capitol hill. jim? >> hello, chris. democratic leaders spent the last three days in furious behind-the-scenes negotiations because anti-abortion democrats were threatening to vote against the bill which would have killed it. speaker nancy pelosi knew she wouldn't get any republican support, so she needed all 40 of the democrats who insist no federal money be spent on abortions. they refused to back down, so ms. pelosi had no choice but to allow a vote on their amendment. >> the speaker recognizes that members deserve the chance to vote their conscience and have their voices heard on this most important
was in attendance for today's game president you may be wondering why michele obama was so into the game. she was on her feet for one lucky person and that's her brother. he's the oregon state head coach coach. oregon state built an 18-point lead. the obama family liked that. they pass it around the perimeter, go inside to andre for the lay-in and the foul but g.w. suffers its first loss of the season falling to oregon state 64-57. >>> jack the bulldog still a little bit hungry after that thanksgiving meal. georgetown hosting lafayette. first half the hoyas running chris wright to greg monroe to swayson clark for the reverse lay-in. he had a career high 19 points. later in the first half, thompson from the left wing. he drills a three-pointer. he hit all six of his shots. the hoyas on fire from downtown making ten three-pointers. late in the first half, inside to greg monroe. the hoyas six players in double figures. a big reason why they beat lafayette. tonight's geico 15 minutes of fame goes to florida quarterback tim tibow. he accounted for five touch qowns in his final game at the -- touch
and world report about looking at the obama administration one year later. is the fascination over? that's what some are saying or is this the real deal? we'll talk with him. and the virginia governor race is a big deal with mcdonnell leading. are we seeing a backlash from folks not happy with the obama administration. we'll look at the first year in office. >>> first we want to go to tucker barnes and find out what we have in store for today's weather forecast. hello, tucker. >> thanks very much, tony. cool weather to start the day. a mix of sun and clouds across the region and temperatures back in the upper 40s and low 50s. hang in there. we'll see more sunshine than yesterday. although we won't be in the clear here until tomorrow. 52 degrees to start the day at reagan national. we bottomed out in the low 50s here, about 51. 49 in new york city. look at the cool air off to the north and west. pittsburgh was in the low 30s. columbus was in a freezing mark an hour ago and now up to 41. so we're starting the warming trend. never get a chance to warm up across the washington area as our af
>> decision time for afghanistan. president obama announces his plan tuesday. we'll get a preview from two top senators, jon kyl, the number two republican, and evan bayh, a democrat on the armed services committee. then a debate over health care reform and more with two political heavyweights, former presidential candidates republican mike huckabee and democrat howard dean. plus, they walk the line. meeting the president, vice president and other dignitaries at the white house state dinner. how did they give the slip to the secret service and why? our sunday panel discusses the story everyone's talking about. and our power player of the week, celebrating a century of caring for the nation's wounded warriors. all right now on "fox news sunday and hello again from fox news in washington. tuesday night president obama lays out his new military strategy for afghanistan. joining us now two senators who support the president will need. from arizona, jon kyl, the senate's number two republican, and evan bayh. president obama will announce his plan tuesday night in a speech to the nation from west po
barack obama and the democrats. we are seeing that independent voters were really key. they preferred mcdonnell by nearly a 2-1 ratio over democrat creigh deeds. the exit poll showed this was different from the 2008 election when independents in virginia split. down the middle between the two parties. it was clear early in this campaign that mcdonnell was becoming the favorite. poll after poll showed the republican candidate leading the race. mcdonnell said the numbers didn't matter and he encouraged voters to get out on election day. last night, he thanked them and talked about his plans for the state. >> leading virginia will require innovation and cooperation. my promise to you as governor is the same as my promise to you as candidate for governor. and that is to strengthen the free enterprise system, to create more jobs and opportunity so that every virginian can use their god- given taalents to pursue the american dream if liberty here in this great commonwealth. >> reporter: president obama, of course, was the first democrat in 44 years to win in virginia but this time around, v
trending democratic for the last five statewide races giving a big boost to president obama last year for the election. what was it about mcdonnell that spurred this change this time around? >> sean, when you look at these numbers, one things comes clear off the page. the owe bomb voter -- owe obama voters that registered last year didn't turn out this year. nearly half a million new voters entered the rolls last year with barack obama in the ballot, both during the primary and in the general election. clearly a lot of voters stayed home tonight. we are seeing voter totals maybe inching over the 20% mark. now 49% of voters turned out last year at this time. that didn't happen tonight and it hurt the democrats. >> tom fitzgerald live in richmond. thank you. >>> now to the democrats. creigh deeds' campaign headquarters. he conceded about an hour ago. maureen, what did deeds say about his defeat? >> reporter: he says he will continue fighting for virginians, as you can see behind me this barrett is over. they are packing up. they started doing that almost an hour ago, soon after the cand
/11 conspirators get their day in court, a civilian court near ground zero. is the obama administration plan the best way to serve justice and protect the homeland? we'll talk with rudy giuliani, the mayor of new york on 9/11, and democratic senator jack reed. then, from the way forward in afghanistan to the latest on health care, we'll discuss the gop's strategy with senator mitch mcconnell, the party's top man in washington. plus sarah palin rolls out her new book, reintroducing herself to america and settling some old scores. will our sunday panel care to comment? you betcha. and our power player of the week, working non-stop to keep us safe from h1n1. all right now onfox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. the decision by attorney general holder on friday to try khalid sheikh mohammed and four of his alleged 9/11 conspirators in a new york city civilian court had criticism and strong praise. we'll start with mayor rudy giuliani. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> nice to be back, chris. >> i want to start with comments that attorney general holder made on friday
in election so tainted with fraud that his challenging dropped out. president obama personally called him. >> i emphasized that this has to be a point in time in which we begin to write a new chapter. he assured me that he understood the importance of this moment. but as i indicated to him, the proof is not going to be in words, it's going to be in deeds. >> the white house says despite the canceled election, the president's decision on troop levels could still be weeks away. >>> joining us with more on the situation in afghanistan is malu innocent from the catoe institute. good morning. good to see you again. >> good to see you. >> we enjoyed your analysis in afghanistan, we wanted to have you back to talk about the latest development. karzai again president for another five years. what are the implications. i think we scratched our heads and said where is the runoff. >> he won by default simply because abdullah has opted out because of the pervasive amount of fraud that riddled the first election, it wasn't clear that second round wouldn't also be riddled with allegations of voter fraud
obama's half brother telling it all. he talks about their dad, what he was like and seeing his brother again in an upcoming trip to china. he tickles the ivories as well. they all have one and now it's president obama. >> a brother or half brother. >> before we get to that, we want to go to tucker barnes keeping his eye on the weather. it's a cold morning throughout the region. >> it has. temperatures at or below freezing. we have freeze advisories earlier that have been let to expire. we have sunshine across the area. it will feel good the next hour or two before the clouds move in. we are up to 44 at reagan national. we were below freezing in frederick. a little better to the south. 49 degrees. out to the west, when i put this in motion, we have a lot of cloud cover, a little green on the map. that will come in later today and tonight. by this afternoon, i think the sun will mix with and eventually turning to a full overcast by late this afteron. and we will present the possibility of a few scattered showers during the nighttime hours tonight. it will be a -- it won't be a big deal b
and afghanistan. at the white house this afternoon press secretary robert gates said president obama is being kept up to date on the mass killing. we are expecting to hear from the president live at any time. again, the fbi is headed to fort hood. they are there now to investigate. was there has a warning or threat before the attacks. we don't know. homeland official security is saying they cannot confirm a motive behind the shooting. we're standing by for the president at any time now. he was previously scheduled to appear at an event and we are expecting h imto make comments about to the's shooting. 12 people killed at ford hood, the largest u.s. army post here in the united states. >> bob, you mentioned the graduation ceremony that was about to take place this afternoon. had families already begun arriving. were there more people on post than normal? >> reporter: we believe so. because of central standard time we believe the ceremony was supposed to start a half hour after the shooting. you have to believe there were a lot of people there on post. we expect the president to speak about this mom
flu vaccine as a senior advisor to president obama says the government is catching up to the demand. david axelrod said ten million more doses will be available this week. independent health advisors will grin tracking the health of people who received the vaccine. >>> how did you spend your halloween this year? some local student got a treat they will nevr forget at the white house. we'll tell what you was in the goody bags that the president and mrs. bell atlantic -- and mrs. obama handed out. >>> tony will tell us what to expect outside today and we'll have a check on the traffic. s are -- p >>> a pretty happy scene for these students. they were at the whithouse. mrs.obama dressed up. the president dressed down a little bit. no word on where sasha and malia accept braitd. the couple handed out goody bags including white house m & m's, dried fruit and a cookie made by the white house pastry chef. >> white house archingly turned orange in honor of the holidays. actually turned orange in honor of the holidays. -- no word on where sasha and malia celebrated. >
to the left to get by that. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> president obama will spend his first thanksgiving in office with his family at the white house. >> yesterday, he shared this message. the president said, quote, il be giving thanks for my family and if all the wisdom, support and love they have brought that my life. the president goes on to say that we should all remember those who can't be with the ones they love today, especially troops overseas right now. >>> and u.s. troops overseas are already enjoying the thanksgiving feast. this is video from the defense department just coming ifrom baghdad. look good, right? these troops are from the wisconsin air national guard. it took a ton of thank you, you, # hundred pounds of stuffy and 3,000 slices of pumpkin pie to feed this unit of more than 3,000 soldiers. >> well, it is possible to make it through the holidays without starting the new year drowning in debt. coming up next, tips on getting every on your list knocked out without take a big hit to your bank account. >> looks like more people plan to s
that could shape the future of american forces. >>> president obama make a promise of his own to afghan's neighbor, iran. >>> here at home, just week from finneying her take, a local college student is killed and police say it was because of a hunter's mistake. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it is november 19th. there is a live look at 395 at the pentagon. traffic is moving there but the roads are wet this morning. >> i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm a steve chenevey. >> thank you for being along with us this morning. we'll found out more about the wetness factor out there. we've get wet roads. fog across the area. a lot of moisture to deal with this morning. let's take a look at hd radar. we'll start there. we are seeing main highlight shower activity. there are a couple of spots of heavy rain well off to the west across winchester right now. we are seeing that. but the rest of area most of the rest of the area is not seeing rain at this hour. it is more mist, some drizzle and the fog but the areas in green you see out to the west are getting some rainfall. that will be the kin
's revised plan to afghanistan. mr.obama is expected to announce a surge of 30,000 american troops to the area. he will make that announcement in an address from the west wing tomorrow. meantime, today at the white house, president obama meets with australian prime minister kevin rudd. the two will discuss a rane of issues including afghanistan and climate change. >>> on the hill today, the full senate takes up the health care debate. 60 votes are needed to pass the legislation. some republican critics are urmging democrats to started from scratch and craft a new bill. lawmaker say there is little chance of starting over on a plan that has been debated at length in the house. >>> this week, new smoking regulations go into effect in virginia. starting tomorrow, december 1st, bars and restaurants across the commonwealth must place smokers in rooms with separate ventilation systems. smoking will be allowed on outdoor patios and in private membership clubs. some establishments will ban smoking altogether though. businesses will be required to ask employees to sign an affidavit if they
column after it went blue to elect president obama last year. >> coming up in the 7:00 hour now, we talk with our team of jim and peter about what mcdonnell's victory paired with the republican win in the new jersey race means. >> also at #:00, haze gone from survivor winner to the fcc. we will talk about the effort to make the fcc more user friendly. >>> a special ceremony commemmorating the fall of the berlin wall and the 20th anniversary. hard to believe it's been 20 years. i think we can all remember where we were when that news came down. >> talking abt that earlier this morning with tony. speaking of, let's check in with tony and get a look at what is happening outside. >> as you both know, it is cold this morning across the region. in many spots, our temperatures are in the 30s. but a beautiful blue sky early this morning. let's take a look at the advisories that are in effect for one more hour. yeah, believe it or not, we have a frost advisory in effect for some of the close-in counties including montgomery county, fairfax county, loudoun county. and out to the west, the counties
stars crashing president obama's state dinner at the white house. >> a lot of questions about this one tonight including how did these uninvited guests get through security even going so far as to snap pictures with vips like this photo with vice president joe biden posted on the couple's facebook page. tom fitzgerald is tracking answers. >> reporter: vip. they confirmed their cameras were following tarek salahi and michaele as they passed themselves off as invited guests. they were told they are under consideration for the upcoming cast of the tv reality show real housewives of d.c. the white house denies it, the producers were under impression that they were invited to the state dinner. either way, folks that know them say the couple that has sought notoriety for years achieved it in a way they did not expect. guess who is coming to dinner at the white house? well, not exactly who you would expect. the ultimate party crash happened tuesday night during presidentnd mrs. obama's first state dinner for the prime minister of india. mingling in among the katie couric and steven speilbergs
obama. the races are being watched as a symbolic vote on how people feel about the white house. fox's bill hammer is more with on how the other races are shaping up. >> reporter: good evening to you. we will talk about virginia in a moment. in new jersey, this is a neck and neck race. president barack obama has tied himself to core zine, stumping there three times. new jersey has not gone for a republican governor going back to 1997. the economy, taxes, big issues in new jersey has helped to keep the race close. the third candidate, we're not sure what sort of impact he will have. he's pulling support away from both the democratic and republican candidates. the state of virginia appears to be a lot more clear-cut. republican bok mcdonnell against creigh deeds, which has got a lot of attention down there in our nation's copy. this was a state that went for president obama only 12 months ago, and it's the first time it has voted for a democrat in 44 years. a republican victory tonight could put the theory to the test. local issues are big, economy, jobs, transportation top of the list
with president obama and our first lady. obviously this investigation is just beginning. we have tried to get in touch with the couple for additional comment but have not heard back. no word on whether they could face charges. of course we will stay on top of this story and bring you more as get it. >> thanks very much. >>> to another big story we're following. the suspect in the murder of this 9-year-old boy found dead in his jail cell today. jose pena was arresadd eek ago for shooting -- arrested a week ago for shooting this little boy through his apartment door. >> reporter: he used a sheet to take his own life. tonight an investigation is now underway at the jail. officials confirm pena was operated from other inmates at the time. the big question tonight is when was the last time someone checked in on this high profile alleged child killer. in the neighborhood of 9-year- old oscar fuentes, the news that his alleged killer was found hanged in the d.c. jail was met with mixed reaction. >> they should have watched him. it's a big case. they should have kept an eye on him. >> with any big c
of the roses on it was one year ago today that barak obama was elected president of the united states. november4th, 2008, a record number of americans cast their ballots resulting in the historic obama victory over republican john mccain. you will remember, people waited if line in some cases for hours earning the president a popular vote count of more than 69 million compared to mccain would came in at just under 60 million votes. >>> next monday, another huge milestone as the 20th' of the fall of the berlin wall. president obama will not be in berlin to celebrate the anniversary because of a planned trip to asia. later on this morning, i'll head on out to the newseum and we'll take a look at how it is marking this anniversary. >> they have a great display. >> should be fun. i'll be reporting for the 9:00 hour. >> we talked about this yesterday in our planning meeting and i was shocked that it has been 0 years sin the berlin wall fell. and because for many. us growing up, the berlin wall was always there and there was at some point no real thought or hope that it would ever co
. the president and first lady welcomes 2,000 kids and parents to celebrate the holiday. ms. obama was the only one in costume. they got goody bags full of m & m's and a treat from the white house pastry chef. >>> fox 5's matt acland looks at some more memorable get-ups. >> reporter: it's a tradition aswell known as trick or treating. m street attracting famous people. our first celebrity citing, the athletic and beautiful. >> i'm serena williams. it started to rain, hail, sleet, bring it on. >> reporter: but on a night so frightful, even the dead were spotted. >> did you know maryland monroe is dating the beast. >> we were hoping there won't be that much people. >> i'm a midnight ferry. >> did you make your costume or did your mom do it? >> my mom. >> reporter: for many this was not about dressing up, instead they brought the people for people watching. >> you have done this before? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: what do you think of the outfits so far? >> interesting. >> reporter: to deal with some of the traffic issues, authorities set up barricades along m street and blocked off side streets but
talking to doctors and his lawyer but not investigators. president barack obama and the first lady joined grieving families today. the families of the 13 killed and 29 injured at a memorial service at fort hood. it was an emotional and tearful service honoring the fallen killed during last week's attack on the nation's largest army base. rick leventhal is live with the latest, rick? >> reporter: laura, the crowd size estimated at 15,000 people at times completely silent. men and women in uniform standing tall, proud, respectful, army strong. a somber ceremony at fort hood honoring those killed in last week's shooting spree. >> we come together filled with sorrow for the 13 americans that we have lost. >>> reporter: the president and first lady among the thousands that came out to remember the 12 u.s. soldiers and one civilian gunned down in the rampage. >> this is a time of war. these americans did not die on a foreign field of battle, they were killed here on american soil. every evening that the sunsets on a tranquil town, every dawn that a flag is unfurled, every moment that an america
months following a surgele earlier this year. officials credit new programs. >>> president obama wrapping up his tour of asia where a visit to seoul, south korea where he arrived just a few minutes ago. while in beijing, the president met with china's premier telling them that the u.s.' relationship with china is getting stronger. relationships appear to be easing between the white house an fox newschannel. president obama was expected to speak with the news channel during a rant of interviews overseas. >>> a local convenience store owner is being called a hero. according to prie george's county police, two masked men walked into the food zone in fort washington last night. one of them pulled out a gun and demanded money. the owner hit the gun out of the man's hand, turned it on the suspect and fired off a shot. man was killed. this morning, police are looking for the other suspect who got away. >>> we're learning more about what happened the night a 9- year-old died inside his apartment and the man accused of killing him. in court police said that jose pena wore the same clothes that he
are that he's not going to be amp latory. he won't be able to walk. >> reporter: president obama says anyone with knowledge of hasan's plans will be prosecuted. lawmakers in washington are set to launch several congressional hearings in the search for answers. >> the american people looked at this over the weekend and said, you know, this walks like terrorism. it talks like terrorism. it acts like terrorism. >> reporter: as the case develops, hasan's lawyer wants a security clearance to review all materials developed in an inquiry ordered by president obama. in new york, juliet hudy, fox news. >>> everywhere at 11:00 starting in maryland where the remnants of ida have left her mark. in calvert county, residents are coming together to try to shore up homes in danger of losing their foundations. they spent another day sandbagging trying to save homes from sliding off their foundations. >>> also republicans say higher health care costs are sure to come under the bill approved last week. that is according to a study they requested by one of the top officials at the centers for medicare and medic
be an indication of how people feel president obama is doing and the democratic congress. back to you. >> thank you. >>> and for all of the latest as voters head to the polls tomorrow, keep it here on fox 5 and you can watch the results on >>> a mass murder scene in ohio. the bodies of half a dozen women are found in a man's home. you are watching fox 5 morning news.  >>> a bizarre crime unfolding in cleveland, ohio where police found the bodies of six women decomposing inside the home of a registered sex offender. the coroner said the women were all murdered. cleveland police made the discovery while attempting to arrest anthony soul on rape charges. >>> a man suspected in the fatal shootings of four men at a north carolina television shop has been captured in virginia. police in mount airy, north carolina say marcos chavez gonzalez was arrested early this morning at a hotel nearby near the virginia state line. he was wanted in the kill go ahead of four men on sunday. police say they don't believe the shootings were random. >>> a bombing outside bank has kill
, president obama continues his tour of asia with a visit to china. his first trip there as president. he's making with the president hugh gin t beijing. earlier today he spoke at a town hall meeting. >> reporter: the president spoke to the chinese about the idea of rights and the chinese saw what has become a main stay of american politics. [ applause ] >> good afternoon. >> reporter: and it would be a good afternoon to the president. engaged in a style of politics he knows well. >> this is a tradition by the way that is very common in the united states at these town hall meetings. >> reporter: in front of a carefully selected audience and what sounded like carefully secretaried questions, he spoke about everything from the nobel peace price to his family. he did press on one point, which is access to the internet. >> i can tell you in the united states, the fact that we have free internet -- or unrestricted internet access is a source of strength. and i think should be encouraged. >> reporter: and there has been some openness about the president's visit here. newsper headlines trumpet h
president obama is making a big mistake bringing these 9/11 terror suspects to new york for trial. >>> you hear a lot about stores struggling in a down economy but we found one that is thriving. their secret and how they're passing those savings along to you. >>> keep it right here on fox 5. we are just getting started. more and more, the quality of our lives depends on our connections. access to high-speed internet at home and on the go is no longer a luxury. it's how our children access education. it's how we find jobs discover information, and connect with family and friends. it's the spark that drives innovation creates investment, and builds a stronger economy. to shape a better tomorrow, at&t is investing in america's future - working to create an internet that's smart, mobile and safe. last year at&t invested more than any other company in the u.s. and we're continuing to invest this year, to expand and enhance our wireless and wired networks. we support a national plan that ensures high speed intert access and enables adoption by all americans, over the next five
as an independent. now, a year ago, barack obama and john mccain split those independents right down the middle. tonight, those independents went for bob mcdonnell by a marvin of 2-1 creigh deeds wasn't able to get out the vote in loudon county and prince williams county. creigh deeds didn't carry the day today because he didn't carry independents or moderate republic tans.>>> we sort of saw the writing on the wall. in the end craig deeds couldn't gain ground on the lead that started widening three weeks ago. >>> we spent the day with the deeds campaign. marie has more from richmond. >> reporter: a far different scene here at the state democrats party. the candidates are gone and as you can see crews are cleaning up after what amounted to be a crushing defeat of the entire democratic slate here tonight. but the candidates are continuing to vow to fight for virginians. [ cheers and applause ] . >> reporter: a campaign on the ropes from the beginning. the tone for most of election night guarded optimism. but hope for any upset victory sank fast as results came back. the state democratic results p
years and the bill contains too many new taxes. >>> besides health care, president obama has begun one of his toughest sales pitches yet. his u.s. afghan strategy. the official announcement comes tomorrow. here's what we know. president is expected to send 35,000 more u.s. forces to the country. it is expected it will cost $75 billion a year. and the white house said today the president will reiterate this is not an open-ended commitment. >>> up next here at 6:00, sentencing day for a maryland beauty queen busted for drugs. >>> plus, metro is facing tough questions following a $9 million accident. and sue, here we go again. >> i know. we are off to a wet start but at least it didn't rain for the travelers coming back yesterday. a live look at radar. a lot of moisture is pushing to the south and east. when will it be out of here? and what's the rest of the week look like? the forecast after the break.
this by the end of the year, something president obama is pushing for. live on capitol hill, sarah simmons, fox 5 news. back to you. >>> checking other local headlines being an unusual accident at dulles airport. a people mover and plane were moving side by side down a taxiway when the pilot reported the driver of the mobile lounge veered to the right striking the plane's wing. aircraft is out of service for repairs. none of the more than two dozen people on the mobile lounge were injured. >>> now to the district where neighbors gathered in an outpouring of support for a woman known asthma ma. while they held a sin ill, police searched for whoever killed her. somebody robbed her stare on georgia avenue. she handed over the money but the robbers still shot her multiple times. >>> justice will come from a man who terrorized the d.c. metro area if everything goes as planned. john muhammed is set for lethal injection. technically, this is an execution for the murder of dean meyers in manassas. >>> new this morning, a police chase in the district and shots were fired. coming up next, we'll tell you wh
and also president obama coming out on his behalf last week trying to help him regain some ground as well and he really did hold off on campaigning for creigh deeds there for a while but we're really noticing in the last couple of days how he has been in the ads on television. there is concern as it whether or not the democrats still have momentum here in the state of virginia after the november election from last year when president barack obama won. of course, we will be watching that all day. polls close here at 7:00 p.m. everyone will continue to watch and see what will happen in this race and see if the democrats can pull it out one more time. back to you, steve, gurvir. >> thank you. >>> also on the ballot for virginia voters, lieutenant governor, attorney general an auld # hundred seats in the house of delegates. we'll be live in richmond tonight with complete coverage of all the races. >> we are watching elections in maryland including mayors races in boe, gaithersburg, takoma park, rockville. for the late result, go to and click on politics. >>> the other top stories,
. >> they remember the 13 victims of the shooting rampage at fort hood. president obama told stories about each of the victims whose empty boots lined the wall. pictures of each of the fallen also on display. army psychiatrist is suspected of hoping fire on his comrades and remains in the hospital this morning. he has met with his lawyer. that son will answer to charges in military court because he is active duty and the incident happened on a military post. >>> there is now a difference of opinion at the pentagon about which officials had knowledge of that son's contact with a radical cleric. a. have a investigator wrote an assessment including the contact did not advocate violence and concluded that that was the case. a military official now denies prior knowledge that hasan had any knowledge with muslim extremists. >>> former president bill clinton was on capitol hill. what republicans are saying this morning about his push for health care reform. >>> mayor fenty apologizing for backing up traffic during his bike ride. now, a new current about his workout habits. details after the break. we'
for answers. >>> there will be a lot of focus on people he spoke to. >> president obama is asking that americans keep the victims in their prayers. >> it is difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> reporter: back here live in fort hood, texas, federal officials say they have been watching hasan. he was on their radar for at lostic six months because of internet postings that related to things like suicide bombings and there were reports that he felt harassed because of his religion. jennifer davis, fox news. >> thank you. >>> our team coverage of the rampage at fort hood continues to tony who is in now with a check of our local weather. >> good morning. we've got cold conditions around the area this morning again. temperature in the 30s and low 40s. let's start by showing you the current conditions being reported at reagan national airport where it is 4 # degrees. relative humidity, 68%. winds are out of the west at six miles per hour. satellite-radar will show yo
towers once stood. >> reporter: in halted comments from japan, president obama says he supports the attorney general's decision. >> i'm absolutely convinced that khalid sheikh mohammad will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. >> reporter: but critics say treating 9/11 as a civilian criminal case rather than a war crime would not only produce damaging information about u.s. interrogation tactics but raise new york's profile as a target of terror. holder's predecessor of the bush administration blasted the decision. >> a decision i consider to be not only unwanted but based on the fact of the refusal to face the fact of what we're involved here is a war, people who following a religiously-based ideology that calls upon them to kill us. >> reporter: more important than where the conspirators are tried is that they are found guilty. >> if they did it, maybe they should be -- [ inaudible ] it's changed my life and i know it's changed a lot of other lives. a lot of us will never be the same. >> reporter: tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> a family visiting the nation's ca
this morning, president obama speaks to hundreds of students in china. he held a town hall in snghai overnight pressing for greater freedoms in the country and talking about web censorship. the president told the students that the united states and china should not be adversaries but instead allies any mutually beneficial relationship j the united states insists we do not seek to contain china's rise. on the contrary, we welcome china as a strong and prosperous an successful member. the community of nations, a china that draws on the rights, strengths and creativity of vim chinese like you. >> the president said, quote, more is gained when great powers cooperate than when they collide. tomorrow, mr. obama heads to beijing to meet with the chinese president. >>> the obama administering has its eye on an illinois prisons for a possible on for terrorism suspects being moved from guantanamo bay. officials say the thompson correctional center, about 150 miles west of chicago, is just one of the options they are considering. the defense department would lease a portion to house fewer than 100 guanta
: they want to review all material from an inquiry ordered by president obama. >> soldiers now continue to prepare for deployment in afghanistan in fort hood. >>> sandbags are the only preparation against flooding. neighborhoods come together to help. >> reporter: these folk have been bringing in sandbags and they won't quit. >> they living in hunting towns nestled along the shore of the chesapeake bay. >> this is the first time it's gotten where the houses have been -- >> we are sorry for the audio difficulties. we'll try to get that back later. many coastal communities are waiting for high tides before they can assess damage that has been done. >>> the storm has created trouble in virginia too. particularly in hampton roads in norfolk. governor kaine visited with families and many suffered millions of dollars in damage. some of whom lost their homes altogether. >> it's more than just a physical thing, it is an extension of who you are. so when you see the damage not just to appliances, but family pictures and heirlooms and papers and things you can't recover, it's sad to see it. >> go
we are following. president obama delaying a visit to capitol hill today to discuss health care reform with lawmakers. instead, he will head to walter reed and then make a trip to the hill tomorrow. meantime, mr. obama and at the white house briefing himself yesterday saying that the new endorsements for the legislation from the aarp and american medical association are no small accomplishments. >>> even though the economy is rebounding, job are still pretty tough to come by. >> a new report scheduled out today could show an unemployment rate of more than 10%. that level hasn't been seen since 1983. the economy is recovering from its deepest slump since the 1930s but some economists are not sure how long the recovery will actually last. >>> if you have been meaning to get a seasonal flu shot but you haven't done it yet, you might want to get it done now. we'll tell you why coming up next. >>> they overshot the airport by 150 miles because they apparently weren't paying attention and now they're fating to get back in the skies. we'll tell you about this when fox 5 morning news re
in the commonwealth in the wake of president obama's history- making election. sarah simmons joins us live with more. >> reporter: good morning, allison. we've been watching a steady stream of people coming into the polling place in falls church behind me. and we've been trying to talk to voters to find out which way things are going, but it's tough to know. we're hearing from both republicans and democrats out here. let's look at video from earlier we shot. this is as the voting was getting underway. a small group of people, a handful of people have been coming in throughout the morning hour. not just the huge lines from last november when president barack obama was elected but these huge lines weren't expected today. now i talked with voters. there doesn't seem to be anyone leaning one way or the other that is coming out of here. but just watching creigh deeds, his last-minute push yesterday and over the last week, he's been campaigninwith governor tim kaine, also president obama last week. he's really trying to make that last-minute push, despite what the polls had been saying. giving republican
obama. now there's a call for a congressional investigation. an official white house photo of michaele and tareq salahi shows the couple speaking right here with president obama. today a new york congressman says he want as review of secret service practices. the incident compromised the safety and security of the president and undermined congress' confidence and the protection that we expect from the secret service, end quote. the secret service responded to the incident saying the president and other guests were never in danger because the couple was required to go through a security check just like everyone el. the secret service has added it has not ruled out the possibility of filing criminal charges against the couple if they lied to get in. >>> a tragic stare in fairfax county where a small fire has left dozens of cats and several birds dead. it happened at a home in centreville that serves as a rescue center the owners wrl aware -- were away. matt ackland was at scene. >> reporter: at this hour, fire investigators are still trying to figure out what exactly sparked the small fi
mobilize the thousands of virginia voters who turned out last year for barack obama. >> no more partying. let's do everything we can to drive out every single vote because i know that if we do we will win this election. >> reporter: but in alexandria on monday morning, deeds opponent, republican bob mcdonnell was looking ahead. >> the republican party is back and we are ready to win. >> reporter: aten early morning rally at the city of alexandria, mcdonnell warned supporters about being overconfident, putting too much trust in the polls. >> doesn't matter how many all americans or all pros it is all shows up on game day and elections are the same. >> some say the gap in the poll numbers does not look good for the democrats. >> it is difficult to see how deeds with make it up. >> reporter: michael mcdonald, political science professor at george mason university says deeds negative ads against mcdonnell on social issues backfired at a time when voters are concerned about the economy. >> he never established a reason why people should pro actively vote for deeds as a candidate. >> reporter:
bill is scheduled for today. the pressure is so high, president obama went to himself to push for as many votes as possible. at stake a campaign promise and possibly seats in the next congressional election. fox's molly hinenburg reports from capital . >> reporter: president obama makes a rare appearance on capital hill one final push before the house votes on legislation that could overhaul america's health care system. >> now is the time to finish the job. the bill that the house has produced will provide stability and security for americans who have insurance, quality affordable options for those who don't and lower costs for american families and american businesses. >> reporter: the president met privately with house democrats this morning, encouraging them to support the bill. the proposed reform would cost 1.2 trillion dollars over ten years and extend insurance to tens tv millions of americans. >> today we will make not only history but progress for america's working families. >> it is historic and all of us who sit in this chamber know that it will have a great effect
appear to be easing between the white house and fox newschannel. president obama granted a request from the network during a round of interviews overseas. the president spoke with major garrett about how to get business higher so the government doesn't have to step in. >> i think it is important though to recognize that if we keep on adding to the debt, even in the midst of this recovery, that at some point people could lose confidence in the u.s. economy in a way that could actually lead to a double dip recession. >> on another note, about the president's trip to asia the president did take time out to meet with his half brother and his wife. they shared the same father but did not grow up together. >>> a possible unveiling on capitol hill as democrats bring their version of health care reform center stage. critics from all around are keeping a close eye on the deficit. doug lazader hasmre from capitol hill. >> reporter: this new plan is going to very quickly embroil the senate in a huge debate. >> democrats and the senate think they have this figured out. >> i think if you are not imp
been hit by bullets from police officers' guns. >>> president obama spent today meeting with top agencies to find out what set him off and went on a prescheduled visit to walter reed and he's captioning everyone not to jump to conclusions because of how much investigators don't know. >> we know they families, friends and an entire nation grieving for the value of men and women who came under attack yesterday. in one of the worst mass shootings to take place. >> meanwhile, the president ordered flags at the white house and other federal buildings to fly at half-staff until veteran's day in honor of the soldiers killed and all who risked their lives to serve. >>> nidal assan's family members said he was unhappy in the average, requested a discharge. that is not what the suspected shooter told a member of a local mosque. john henrehan picks up the story from there. >> reporter: muslims are called to face mecca and to pray five times a day. there is no formal duty to tanned a mosque ily. the members of the muslim community center in silver spring, however, say for years army major ha
. >> in hauled comments from japan, president obama says he supports the attorney general's decision. >> i am absolutely convinced that khalid sheikh mohammed will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. >> but critics say treating 9- 11 as a civilian criminal case rather than a war crime would not only produce damaging information about u.s. interrogation tactics but raise new york's profile as a target of terror. the predecessor as attorney general in the bush administration blasted the decision. >> not only unwise but in fact based on refusal to face the fact that what we are involved with are a war with people that follow a religiously based ideology that causes them to kill us. >> reporter: but fab i don't know who has the visitors pass he was given the morning of 9- 11 says he understand the argument of both sides. to him, more important is that they are found guilty. >> they did it, maybe they should be close and see what they have done and the people that they affected. it changed my life. i know it changed a lot of other lives. a lot of us won't ever be the same. >> in c
military personnel killed in iraq and afghanistan are laid to rest. president obama toured the bar yell grounds and took time to speak with and shake hand with several people visiting their loved ones. during his speech, president obama told our nation's heros neither he nor the united states will let them down. to them and to all who have served in every battle, in every war. we say it's never too late to say thank you. we honor your service. we are forever grateful and just as you have not forgotten your missing comrades, neither ever will we. >> reporter: and following the service, the commander in chief convened his war council to discuss troop levels in afghanistan. this is said to be one of the final meetings before the president reveals his military strategy. >>> u.s. soldiers paused to honor their fallen comrades. >>> ida is a tropical depression. that doesn't mean it's not affecting virginia water. take a look at the james river. winds, gusty, concerned about possible blooding in that area. there is a coastal flood watch. >> you name it, everything is in effect. it's not quite
in court next month. >>> president obama is meeting with president hugh gin to in china. >> he will speak at a town hall meeting and speak with several hundred students. >> reporter: the president spoke to the chinese about universal rights and at the same time the chinese saw firsthand what has become a main stay of american politics: [ applause ] >> good afternoon. >> reporter: and itould be a good afternoon to the president. engaged in a file of politics he knows well. >> this is a tradition by the way that is vy common in the united states at these town hall meetings. >> reporter: in front of a carefully prepared aience with questions, he answered everything from nobel peace prize to his family. he did press one thing on access to the internet. >> i can tell you in the united states, the fact that we have free internet or unrestricted internet access is a source of strength. and i think should be encouraged. >> reporter: and here has been some openness about the president's visit here. newspaper headlines trumpet his arrival and the fact that the chineseven allowed a carefully monitor
a close eye on this virginia campaign tonight. the reason, only a year after barack obama was the first democratic presidential candidate to take virginia, republicans now seem poised for a comeback in this state. now, paint the picture of what has gone on here the last couple of years. democrats have been on a winning streak. they have taken two previous races, two previous democratic u.s. senate races, and now only 12 months after barack obama took this state, republican bob mcdonnell does seem poised to regain the seat for the republicans. today, it was kind of a back to the future tour for mcdonnell. he toured four locations throughout the state which he been critical and key in in his life. he went to virginia beach where he used to represent that area, and finally he will turn here tonight, brian, into richmond where he has served for t past three and a half years as virginia's attorney general, hoping tonight to claim victory as the next governor of the state of virginia. >> democratic challenger creigh deeds hopes his last minute campaigning closed that double digit lead. mauree
been finalized. >>> president obama emerged from a private meeting with china's president today with new determination to work together on pressing global issues. both leaders agreed to expand cooperation on climate change, energy and the environment. mr.obama says the two nations face challenges that they can't solve alone. mr.obama's tour of asia will wrap up with a trip to seoul, south korea and then he heads home on thursday. he will then turn his attention to creating jobs with stops if pennsylvania and other states. that happens next month. the president is hosting a white house forum on december 3rd. the president announced plans for the forum earlier this month as the nation's unemployment rate passed 10% for the first time in decades. >>> workers are not yet ready to give out washington blade newspaper. the paper folded yesterday but the staff will meet today to talk about creating a new paper. the paper broke the news on its twitter account with this message saying the washington blade like all window media publication is closing today. thank you for your support. the
national cemetery. >>> president obama continues his tour of asia after meeting with china's president. president obama emerged from two and a half hours of closed door talks with his chinese counterpart expressing determination that they work together to hammer out crucial issues. both leaders agreed to expand cooperation on climate change, energy and the environment. >>> a 17-year dispute inlving washington redskins coming to an end for now. the supreme court will not be hearing the case challenging the team's name. six native americans claim the redskins logo and name was insulting n 1999, they got the trademarks canceled but then a lower court claimed the group had waited too long and reversed the decision. the supreme court denied an appeal. they say they will go back to court now with a new set of plaintiffs with the hopes of restarting the case later this year. >>> a water main break in rockville. police tell us there is a lot of water on the road in the area of tucker man leap and cedar ridge drive. police say the break is expected to impact the morning rush hour. wssc is on th
announced president obama is ordering a full review of all intelligence related to major hasan to see f any information was not properly shared in the federal government. >> we will stay on top of that. >> there are growing concerns and questions in congress tonight over reports that hasan had come under scrutiny by federal investigators only to have the inquiry dropped when it was decided hasan was not a threat. >>> there is a new twist in a murder in northeast d.c. a gunman shot a man to death as he waited for a metro bus. the victim had just attend add funeral for ashton hunter. law enforcement tell us rawlings was a suspect in hunter's murder, not just a witness. prosecutors presented evidence to a grand jury hoping to indict rawlings. sources say when rawlings was killed, he had a pistol manage his waistband. >>> an attack inside the embassy of togo on massachusetts avenue northwest. the secret service said a man attacked three embassy employees. the secret service says the man entered the embassy and asked though return to his own country. a spokesman said he became agitated, pulled o
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